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Heavy Clashes Ongoing In Takhar’s Khwaja Ghar District

Local officials said heavy clashes are ongoing in two districts of the northern province of Takhar since Sunday evening.

Khwaja Ghar and Yangi Qala districts are located in the northwest of the province which share border with volatile district of Chah-e-Ab.  

At least 30 Taliban fighters were killed in the clashes, Takhar governor’s spokesman Mohammad Jawad Hejri said.

“Mawlawi Osmani, a Taliban key commander is also among those killed in the clashes,” Mr. Hejri said.

The Taliban claimed that they have captured the center of Khwaja Ghar district but Mr. Hejri rejected this claim.

The Afghan security forces have not suffered of casualties in the clashes, according to the provincial governor’s spokesman.

Sources said that Taliban has also increased their attacks on Dasht-e-Archi district of the northeastern province of Kunduz which shares border with Khwaja Ghar district in Takhar.

This comes as heavy clashes are ongoing in parts of Kunduz and the center of Baghlan province in the north and northeastern regions of Afghanistan over the past week.   

Afghanistan

Heavy Clashes Ongoing In Takhar’s Khwaja Ghar District

Takhar governor’s spokesman says that at least 30 Taliban fighters were killed in the clashes.

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Local officials said heavy clashes are ongoing in two districts of the northern province of Takhar since Sunday evening.

Khwaja Ghar and Yangi Qala districts are located in the northwest of the province which share border with volatile district of Chah-e-Ab.  

At least 30 Taliban fighters were killed in the clashes, Takhar governor’s spokesman Mohammad Jawad Hejri said.

“Mawlawi Osmani, a Taliban key commander is also among those killed in the clashes,” Mr. Hejri said.

The Taliban claimed that they have captured the center of Khwaja Ghar district but Mr. Hejri rejected this claim.

The Afghan security forces have not suffered of casualties in the clashes, according to the provincial governor’s spokesman.

Sources said that Taliban has also increased their attacks on Dasht-e-Archi district of the northeastern province of Kunduz which shares border with Khwaja Ghar district in Takhar.

This comes as heavy clashes are ongoing in parts of Kunduz and the center of Baghlan province in the north and northeastern regions of Afghanistan over the past week.   

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